Full Name: Derrick
Height/Weight: 6-10 / 184
Birthdate: March 6, 1978 (Indianapolis, IN)
High School: Lawrence North HS (Indianapolis, IN)
College: Texas Christian
Played the 2003-04 season in France with Dijon, averaging 10.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in 15 games. Spent the 2002-03 season in Turkey with Fenerbahce, averaging 16.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks. Played with Intertrasport Bergamo in the Italian A2 league in 2001-02, averaging 11.3 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks.
College Highlights: Ranks as the second all-time leading shot-blocker
in school history with 170 career blocked shots and also holds the top two blocked
shot totals on the single-season list. Finished collegiate career at Texas Christian
after spending first two seasons at Florida Community College in Jacksonville.
Did not play basketball during the 1998-99 season.
Senior (2000-01): Averaged 14.1 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.5 blocked shots (ranked 30th nationally). Started 25 of 30 games. Posted nine double-doubles. Tied career high with 26 points and also grabbed 11 rebounds against Tulsa. Recorded 23 points and a career-high 16 rebounds against Central Oklahoma. Tallied 24 points, 15 rebounds, and nine blocked shots against Texas Tech. Scored 22 points against Nevada.
Junior (1999-00): Averaged 11.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 3.0 blocked shots. Started 23 of 32 games. Scored season-high 26 points and tied school season-game record with 12 blocked shots against Alaska-Fairbanks in the Top of the World Classic. Posted a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds against Louisiana Tech. Blocked 11 shots against Rice in the regular season finale.
Sophomore (1997-98): At Florida CC-Jacksonville, averaged 17.8 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 3.6 blocked shots. Set a school record for blocked shots in a season with 107. Led FCC-Jacksonville to a two-year mark of 46-17.
Personal: Majored in communications.